Boston: The Hub

Boston: The Hub
Go on Boston’s famous Freedom Trail Walking Tour to see 16 historical sights, including Paul Revere’s house and Faneuil Hall, visit Salem, where the infamous Salem witch trials occurred in 1692, and end your Boston tour with a city ride on a Duck Boat.
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Day 1 Hello Boston
Meet your tour director
Boston City Walk
Back BayBeacon HillBoston Public Garden
Dinner
Details: Boston City Walk
Welcome to Bean Town! Explore the city known for its baked beans, cream pie, and a certain famous tea party. Walk down Newbury Street’s upscale boutiques and outdoor cafés and past million dollar Victorian brownstones in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. Continue on to Beacon Hill, with its narrow streets, brick sidewalks and desirable living; it is also the site of Massachusetts’ state government. From there, stroll through Boston’s Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in the United States, to see its famous swan boats, diverse collection of plants and flowers and impressive statues.
Details: Prudential Building Skywalk Observatory visit
Get a panoramic view of the Boston skyscape from the Prudential Skywalk. Currently the highest observation deck in New England that is open to the public, you can see all the way to the Boston Harbor to the east, and all the rest of this major Eastern metropolitan area to the west. See if you can spot the Old North Church, the Clock Tower, Quincy Market and many other Boston landmarks from your airy perch.
Day 2 Salem
Breakfast
Freedom Trail walking tour
Old North ChurchPaul Revere's HouseOld Granary Burial GroundBoston CommonKing's ChapelOld State HouseFaneuil Hall
Salem city walk
Witch Trial MemorialOld Burying PointPickering Wharf
Salem Witch Museum visit
Optional  Ghost tour  $15
Dinner
Details: Freedom Trail walking tour
Follow a portion of the red brick trail that lines Boston's sidewalks and visit some of the most important historical sites of the American Revolution and the Abolitionist movement. This 2.5 mile walk, beginning at the Boston Common and ending at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, also includes the site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere's house, and the Old North Church.
Details: Salem city walk
Salem, site of the first colony in Massachusetts, is remembered more for the events that occurred in 1692, when local girls accused three women of witchcraft. The accusations spread, and in one year nineteen women and one man were executed as witches. Theories about the reasons behind the witch hunt abound -- tension over traditional Puritan values conflicting with new commercial interests, fear of recent smallpox outbreaks and Indian attacks manifesting itself, even hallucinogenic fungus growing in the town's rye -- but no conclusive answer has been found. Explore the history, theories, and myths with your local step on guide. Want a more chilling witch experience? Visit the House of the Seven Gables, made famous in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short novel. In his version, the spooky, rambling house was cursed when bought unfairly from a witch. Even if you ignore the ghost stories, the house offers a great inside look at the oldest surviving 17th-century wooden mansion in New England.
Day 3 Goodbye Boston
Breakfast
Travel home
Details: Boston Duck Boat guided sightseeing tour (seasonal)
One of America's first cities, Boston straddles the Old and New World, its winding streets and busy harbor evoking Victorian England even while its skyscrapers and cutting-edge institutions reflect the American penchant for growth and change. See the city's (and nation's) origins at the Boston Common and State House, site of the Boston Massacre that helped spark the American Revolution. Copley Square and Back Bay bring to mind the literary Boston of Emerson, James, and Thoreau, with graceful houses and wide sidewalks testifying to the area's historic wealth (the posh area had more humble beginnings, however; it started out as a swamp!). The intellectual fervor continues in Cambridge, home to MIT, Harvard University, and all the students, cafés, and bookstores you'd expect in such a big-name college town. You'll also see Boston's North End, which the city's large Italian population has claimed for its own since the 1920’s. While the gelato and cannoli here may be sweet, they're no match for Boston's weirdest disaster -- in 1919, a giant storage tank of molasses collapsed, sending a 15-foot-high wave of the sticky sweet goo through the neighborhood and killing 21 people.

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  • Day 3 Start extension to Cambridge
    Breakfast
    Harvard University walking tour
    Dinner
    Details: Boston Duck Boat guided sightseeing tour (seasonal)
    One of America's first cities, Boston straddles the Old and New World, its winding streets and busy harbor evoking Victorian England even while its skyscrapers and cutting-edge institutions reflect the American penchant for growth and change. See the city's (and nation's) origins at the Boston Common and State House, site of the Boston Massacre that helped spark the American Revolution. Copley Square and Back Bay bring to mind the literary Boston of Emerson, James, and Thoreau, with graceful houses and wide sidewalks testifying to the area's historic wealth (the posh area had more humble beginnings, however; it started out as a swamp!). The intellectual fervor continues in Cambridge, home to MIT, Harvard University, and all the students, cafés, and bookstores you'd expect in such a big-name college town. You'll also see Boston's North End, which the city's large Italian population has claimed for its own since the 1920’s. While the gelato and cannoli here may be sweet, they're no match for Boston's weirdest disaster -- in 1919, a giant storage tank of molasses collapsed, sending a 15-foot-high wave of the sticky sweet goo through the neighborhood and killing 21 people.
    Details: New England Aquarium visit
    Sitting on Boston Harbor the New England Aquarium is one of the most innovative aquariums and is credited with revolutionizing the modern aquarium experience for visitors. See exotic fish, octopus, sharks, jelly fish, penguins and more all in simulated natural environments and walk up the ramp that encircles the giant ocean tank full of turtles, sand sharks, sting rays, moray eels and hundreds of colorful tropical fish.
    Day 4 Goodbye Boston
    Breakfast
    Travel home
    Details: USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides" visit
    Take a trip to the Boston Navy Yard to see “Old Ironsides”, the wooden navy ship that was named by President George Washington and is now the oldest commissioned navy vessel still afloat. The ship and her crew today are now dedicated to promoting understanding of the Navy’s role in war and peace. Participate in a historical demonstration aboard the ship to learn about what it takes to keep Old Ironsides in working order.
    Map of Boston: the Hub Educational Student Tour and Trip
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip transportation
    • 2 overnight stays (3 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
    • Dinner daily (except departure day)
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Overnight security chaperone
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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